I am writing to register my disappointment over the hyperbolic
and inappropriate headline for Jon Krakauer's book about the death
of Pat Tillman in the June 2010 Lawyers Journal, page 7. I
hardly think that the Journal should descend to
tabloid-style sensationalist headlines such as "Exposing the
government and military lies about Pat Tillman's death."
The reviewer makes it clear that this book was designed to be
provocative, and is convinced by the author's thesis. However, the
Journal should not act as judge regarding the situation
and swallow the author's proposition whole.
In short, the headline supported and promoted the author's
one-sided accusations against our own government. A more balanced
headline should have been used, leaving it to the reader to
determine his or her own position regarding the accusations.
Russell D. Raskin, Esq.
Raskin & Berman